Street Con Artists Reveal 5 Tricks of Their Trade

Submitted by: saberforce 9 years ago
http://www.wisebread.com/street-market-scams-dont-believe-the-hype

5 videos showing how we get conned. Everything from lotion to knives.
There are 40 comments:
Female 120
One of the worst places for this has to be New York City... the hustlers there practically chase you down just to make you buy a watch that`ll break an hour later..
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Male 593
^^define real.

That last one surely made the women from the cafe learn their lesson. They deserved it.

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Male 730
If you see Knife infomercials actually on your television they should be real, right? i have no idea really, and i would never buy it (im too impatient for the shipping), but are they real? I`m pretty sure the home-shopping network ones are real.
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Male 1,111
You guys are putting down the van scam but if you think about it, it would work quite well. It`s like gambling people keep playing because they think they`ll keep winning.

I laughed at the knives though, reminds me of how Ginsu advertised years ago.

The creams idea was pretty interesting, not my particular area of expertise but seems like people would buy into it.

The eavesdrop thing i wouldn`t see working as efficiently or as consistent as any of the others.

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Male 46
XD now that i know time to go scam some scamers mooo hahahaha
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Male 701
thanks for telling me how to scam people
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Male 888
lolz! if that was me, i would get my money back and call the police :D
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Male 189
Cute girl. I think she`s a big part in conning the male individuals they speak with.
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Male 20
The DON`T EAVESDROP is the best. The easiest way to con someone is to make them think they are coning you.

Great stuff to know. Watch out what your paying for!

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Female 670
I don`t think I`d ever fall for the last one. I`m too lazy to go looking for some plate or jewelry or whatever.
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Female 15
I wonder if they give the victims their money back...
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Female 10
wow..interestingXD..lol for the first 1 if i ever saw it at the beginning i would jus get my money back 2-3 times or until they start bring bigger stuff in..and then when they do i`d just leave with my free goodies=)
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Female 1,784
I hope they got their money back :S
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Female 109
sh*t, i think i fell for the skin care one once, only instead of parsley, the "special ingredient" they supposedly used was Dead Sea minerals. i still sometimes use the nail buffer, though.
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Male 103
riday, April 13, 2007 5:42:09 AM
Sure people are allways trying to sell you goods with no value. Take Macintosh por instance.

Are you ripping at mac computers?
Nub nub

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Male 1,228
Ive seen a "cooking knive scam" on an info-mercial late at night just a while back, or so it seems. They used the same example, and it was also a 21-peice-set.
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Male 1,455
The first one isn`t a scam. It relies on idiot buyers thinking that for some reason you`re going to keep giving them their money back. What, do they think it lasts forever? I might try that one, after all, it is perfectly legal.
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Female 1,398
haha the first one with the jam van auction or whatever the heck it was called probably wouldn`t work. anyways, i`ve never seen one of those in America, maybe only people in Europe do that.
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Male 126
Submit the "embed" link. Its on the side of the youtube page.
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Male 292
can anyone tell me how to submit a video from youtube by itself w/o the actual page being submitted? I would appreciate it.
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Male 366
`Hey Argh do you want to try that in English`
lol.
i`d do this. if people are stupid enough to go for it, why not? most of those people would never have even realized it if they hadn`t been told.
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Male 2,513
These are worthless.

Do people really fall for these.

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Male 724
Awww... I want to see the next episode, I saw someone being arrested...
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Male 217
No Gormack2000, the presenter you`re thinking of is an englishman by the name of Paul Wilson and the blogger/blagger from the US is Paul Michael.
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Male 292
the sad thing is that I can see people falling for alot of these, with the proper merchandise even me.
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Male 4,680
"It might just be me, but it seems a bit ironic that a website about avoiding hustling has hustled video clips from the BBC and presented it as their own guide..?"
i think the guy who made the website was one of the presenters. BTW, did anyone see the fairground scams that was on IAB a couple of weeks ago? It`s the same website.
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Male 12
the soundtrack for those videos is really good
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Female 1,025
scam artists: if you want money, get a JOB!
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Male 217
It might just be me, but it seems a bit ironic that a website about avoiding hustling has hustled video clips from the BBC and presented it as their own guide..?
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Female 1,496
Victor you are forgetting the people like yourself that know this is Wal-Mart`s scam. People like you and I can run in there for diet coke and hair gel while passing up bins of DVD`s and low end electronics.
This place looked like a swap meet, and if you are going to the swap meet then you get what you get.

"Sure people are allways trying to sell you goods with no value. Take Macintosh por instance. They make the publicity to they`re own clients and then they don`t shut up telling exactly what the company told them."

Hey Argh do you want to try that in English or should I invest in a moron translator?

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Male 188
#1 is no different than wal-mart`s tactics. They get people happy by selling a bunch of crap for dirt cheap, then those people end up buying more expensive crap while they`re there, and over time they get anally owned without realizing it.
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Male 838
Sure people are allways trying to sell you goods with no value. Take Macintosh por instance. They make the publicity to they`re own clients and then they don`t shut up telling exactly what the company told them.
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Female 413
FLB, some people don`t care as long as they`re getting money for it!
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Male 336
there all over the place in tourist traps, its terrible
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Female 1,228
It is awful how some people can scam someone so easily.
i dont think I would have the conscience to do this.
But thanks for the info!
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Male 203
first one isn`t good :P
all you get is 20 people chasing after your van throwing stuff =D
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Male 536
Interesting... Did they actually scam the first lot though?
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Male 610
The 1st one is a good one.
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Female 85
...interesting i guess it could come in helpful
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Male 8
Link: Street Con Artists Reveal 5 Tricks of Their Trade [Rate Link] - 5 videos showing how we get conned. Everything from lotion to knives.
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